England Star Arrested After Nightclub Incident

first_imgEngland cricket star Ben Stokes was arrested on Monday following an incident near Mbargo nightclub in Clifton at 2:35 am.Stokes, 26, was in Bristol as part of the England team that saw off West Indies in a One Day International (ODI) clash on Sunday.He is now expected to miss Wednesday’s fourth ODI against West Indies alongside 28-year old Alex Hales, who has agreed to return to Bristol so as to help police with their inquiries into the incident.Confirming the arrest, a statement from the England and Wales Cricket Board said: “Stokes was arrested in the early hours of Monday morning, 25 September, following an incident in Bristol,” Stokes had a very good game on Sunday as he scored 73 runs from 63 balls during a 132-run partnership with Joe Root in Bristol to help England beat West Indies by 124 runs to take a 2-0 lead in their five-match ODI series, with one game abandoned.Related “He was held overnight and released under investigation – without charge – late on Monday and will not join the team in London.“Hales, who was with Stokes on Sunday night, did not train this morning and has returned voluntarily to Bristol today to help police with their inquiries. You will understand that we cannot offer further detail at this stage but will provide any updates when we can.” the statement added.last_img read more

Naija’s stunning ‘swoosh’ kits makes fans go ‘crazy’

first_imgNike’s stunning new kits for the Nigerian national teams have been hailed widely on social media after they were unveiled.Nigeria, who are sponsored by Nike, unveiled their new kits for the upcoming African Cup of Nations and FIFA World Cup qualifiers and any other tournament across every division.The previous sets of jerseys, which were released for Nigeria’s World Cup campaign two years ago, flew off the shelves and it seems Nike has repeated the trick with their 2020 offerings which have caught the heart of fans.On the home shirt, the pattern is hand-drawn and takes inspiration from the agbada, a robe worn in much of West Africa.The green and white pattern on either side have the crest and the Nike logo sandwiched between them positioned on the centre of the chest.Nigeria’s new away shirt is in a dark grey colour with a white and light green coloured trim.Some fans have described the new kit as ‘absolutely stunning’. Nike drop Nigeria’s new kits for 2020 Wow 🤤 pic.twitter.com/sQqLkjuYYI— Tobi (@Leshy_X) February 6, 2020 Some other fans also believe the kit is incredible.center_img Some social media users think the new kit is an upgrade of the popular jersey Nigeria wore from 2018-2020.last_img read more

Student Project Gourmet Receives a Special Visit

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisThe Alpena Senior Citizens Center received a special visit today, the Michigan Health Endowment Fund along with ACES Academy students were on site to demonstrate what they have been working on with the Student Project Gourmet.Student Project Gourmet was able to receive the grant, and bragging rights throughout the entire state of Michigan thanks to their unique plans of interacting with youth and seniors while creating healthy meals at the Alpena Senior Center.“It was so unique because we had that intergenerational aspect of it and we’ve never seen anything like that (student gourmet project). We were excited to be apart of it and honestly I brag about it all over the state,” Sr. Program Officer of the Michigan Health Endowment Fund, Laurie Solotorow said.Representatives from the fund say they cannot wait to revisit Alpena to taste the local grown garden food and see the interaction and process both the seniors and ACES Academy students will bring to the table.“So of course tasting what these folks have made, I look forward to seeing the interaction of the teens and the seniors, and I look forward to honestly talking about ways we can continue our partnerships,” she added.Some of the veggies have already been used during lunch and dinners at the Alpena Senior Center.WBKB News will continue to update you as Project Student Gourmet continues to develop.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisContinue ReadingPrevious Penobscot 14 Raffle Winner RevealedNext Alpena Resident Returns Home From Helping in Hurricane Harvey Relieflast_img read more

Egypt pull out Africa Nations Cup hosting bid ‘for Algeria’

first_imgEgypt has announced it won’t bid for hosting the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) to instead support Arab neighbours Algeria in their bid. “We have decided to withdraw our application and will support that of Algeria,” the Egyptian youth and sports minister Khaled Abdel-Aziz announced Monday.The decision came two weeks following the death of 20 Zamalek supporters after police used teargas to disperse crowds attempting to enter Cairo’s Air Defence stadium ahead of a Premier League match with ENPPI.The competition has since been suspended and the cabinet was due to decide on the matter last Wednesday though eventually opted to put discussions on the future of the Premier League on hold, focusing on more pressing issues such as the country’s airstrikes on Islamic State group in Libya, after 20 Egyptian Christians were beheaded by the militants.Security issues have been paired with football in the country for the last three years since February 2012 when 72 Ahly fans were killed after being attacked by rivals Masr in Port Said stadium.Besides Algeria, Gabon and Ghana are also bidding to host the 2017 AFCON that was earlier supposed to be held in security-troubled Libya. The host will be unveiled by the Confederation of African Football (CAF) on 8 April.Egypt has organised the Cup of Nations four times, winning three of those tournaments in 1959, 1986 and 2006 and finished third in 1974 as hosts.last_img read more

Updated 2016 Kansas Wheat Festival Schedule…

first_imgUpdated 2016 Kansas Wheat Festival Schedule:July 6 – 10, 2016 - *Schedule is subject to change*On-going Exhibits and Attractions:Ottaway Carnival – Runs Wednesday through Saturday at the Raymond Frye Complex Parking Lot, 320 North Jefferson, $25.00 wristband special every night.  Carnival opens at 6 p.m. For the new ride FREAK OUT you must have an additional ticket for $3.50 each. Security State Bank Kansas Wheat (Festival) Penny Search - SSB will scatter pennies at various Wheat Festival locations. There will be several specially marked pennies that can be traded in for $50!Harvest Photo Display– Display at Edit Boutique, 108 S. Washington-  during store hours Monday thru Friday 9 a.m.- 5:30 p.m. (Sponsored by Kansas Wheat & Susan’s Portrait Designs).Downtown Art Exhibit– 104 N Washington Ave. Open Thursday & Friday 5-7pm, Saturday, 10am-7pm, Sunday 1-4 p.m. (Sponsored by Wellington Community Arts Network).Kansas Wheat Festival – Wheat Show- Display at Renn & Company, 209 S. Washington Ave. (Sponsored by Renn & Company).Chisholm Trail Museum– 502 North Washington, Open 1-5pm, Wednesday-Friday, Saturday 9 a.m. — 5 p.m. No Admission fee. Donations accepted.Panhandle Railroad Museum– 425 East Harvey – Open 10 a.m. -4 p.m.Tuesday – Saturday.  Free Admission. Donations accepted.Food Vendors – 7th Street, east and west of Washington each day – open Thursday, July 9 – Saturday, July 11 from 5 p.m. – 11 p.m. *Saturday Food Vendors at Arts & Craft Show in Seller’s Park from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.TUESDAY, JULY 5, 2016 – 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.- Baby and Toddler Contest – Pre-registration required. Theme: I am SUPER! (Sponsored by Wellington Health and Rehab).5 p.m.- 7 p.m. – The Downtown Art Exhibit and Festival Kick-Off Reception– Chamber members and sponsors are invited to this exclusive preview of Kansas artwork and the 116th Kansas Wheat Festival. Invitation only. 104 N. Washington Ave. (Sponsored by TECT Aerospace and the Wellington Community Arts Network).WEDNESDAY, JULY 6, 2016 – 8 a.m. – Kansas Wheat Festival – Baker’s Bonanza –Pre-registration is required; entry forms available at the Chamber. (Sponsored by Rivercross Hospice, Golden Living Center, Sumner County Farm Bureau, The River) 9:30 a.m. – Wellington Library Edible Book Contest – Bring your favorite book to life. (Wellington Public Library – 100th Anniversary).10:30 a.m.- Sumner County History Trivia Contest- Senior Center, FREE and open to the public Sumner Heritage Alliance (Sponsored by Gentiva Hospice & Home Health).11:00 a.m.- Entertainment and lunch at the Senior Center – Entertainment by Jim Bales and Skeet Sirmons. Lunch reservations required by calling (620) 326-3942 by 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, July 8th. Cost is $3.00 for ages 60+, under 60 is $4.75.Noon – Bakers Bonanza Bake Sale – Senior Center 308 S Washington Ave.5 p.m.- 7 p.m. – Downtown Art Exhibit Open– 104 N Washington Ave (Sponsored by Wellington Community Arts Network).6 p.m. – Picnic in the Park– Sellers Park, 601 E. Harvey (Sponsored by Oak Tree Inn, City of Wellington, Sumner County Leadership Initiative).6 p.m. – Health Fair Providing free health testing and more! (Sponsored by Sumner Regional Medical Center).6 p.m. – D&L Train Rides– Sellers Park. (Sponsored by Lonnie Cooper Accounting, Sumner Communications, PFCU, Theurer Auction & Realty, Church of Christ).6 p.m. – Ottaway Carnival – $23 Wristband special from 6-10 p.m.6 p.m. – City of Wellington – Fundraiser Meal. 6 p.m. – Kansas Coin Dig- Sellers Park. (Sponsored by Bank of Commerce).6 p.m. – Horseshoe Tournament- Sellers Park, Entry forms available at the Chamber or online at www.wellingtonkschamber.com. (Sponsored by The Dore Bar & Grill & Colby Zeka Insurance Agency).         6 p.m. –  Kid’s Games and Cool Crafts-Sellers Park, Join the WRC for a Fun Fest and Spin Art during the Picnic in the Park. (Provided by the Wellington Recreation Commission).6 p.m. – Free Snow Cones –Sellers Park. (Provided by Impact Bank).6 p.m. – Church Ignited Entertainment for ALL ages- Mobile Game Den, Archery Tag, Dunk Tank & Inflatable Bounce House! Totally Free!! Fun for the whole family.6 p.m. – Announcement of 2016 Wheat King- Heritage Park, (Sponsored by Renn & Co.).6:30 p.m. – Harvest Prince & Princess Coronation- (Sponsored by Family Hair Parlor).7 p.m. – Variety Show– Sellers Park, Pre-registration is required, entry forms available at the Chamber or online at www.wellingtonkschamber.com (Sponsored by Michelle’s Encore Dance Studio & Wedgewood Apartments)7:05 p.m. –  Wellington Heat Baseball – Picnic in the Park, Countryside T-Shirt Giveaway to the kids. (Hosted by Wellington Heat, Sponsored by Countryside Motors).8 p.m. – Mayor Cookie Jar Contest – Public voting for best cookie and best jar and winners recognized. (City of Wellington).THURSDAY, JULY 7, 201610 a.m. – Chamber Coffee-Daylight Donut Shop.10 a.m.- 5 p.m.  NDGA Glass Museum Open House– 117 S. Washington.11:00 a.m. – Future’s Unlimited Misting Station- Heritage Park. (Provided by Futures Unlimited) .1 p.m. – Kansas Wheat Festival Baseball Tournament hosted by the Wellington Baseball League- Seller’s Park, 12 teams from all over Kansas competing in this 16-18-year-old tournament.4 p.m. – CornerBank Cornerstone Award- CornerBank, 119 South Washington Ave. Come inside and cool off while CornerBank honors one of Wellington’s Best – Lyndal Nelson.4 – 7 p.m. – Wheat Capital Quilt Show – First United Methodist Church 202 W. Harvey Ave. (Sponsored by Wheat Capital Quilt Society).5 p.m. – Nursery Rhyme Relays – Bring your kids to the library for thrilling races, games and fun library themed activities. No registration required. Ages 2-12. (Wellington Public Library).5 – 8 p.m. – Veteran’s Room Open for Tours Inside North Door of Memorial Auditorium facing Washington Ave. Come early before a street dance. Thursday, Friday and Saturday. (Sponsored by Memorial Auditorium Advisory Board).5 p.m.- 7 p.m. Downtown Art Exhibit Open– 104 N Washington Ave (Sponsored by Wellington Community Arts Network).6 p.m. – Ottaway Carnival –$23 wristband special from 6-10 p.m.6 p.m. – Funcycles- Downtown Wellington, 7th Street in front of Police Station. 6 p.m. – D&L Train Rides– Downtown Wellington. (Sponsored by Cooper Accounting, Sumner Communications, PFCU, Theurer Auction & Realty, Church of Christ).6 p.m. – Cow Chip Throw- 100 Block of North Washington, Entry forms will be printed in the Wellington Daily News or available at the Chamber. (Presented by The Wellington Daily News).6:30 p.m. – Bed Races– Downtown Wellington-100 block of North Washington, Come cheer on your favorite team at this popular Wheat Festival competition as they compete for the coveted bed pan trophy! (Sponsored by Sumner Regional Medical Center).7 p.m. – Wellington Lions/Rotary Tricycle Race – First Grade Division, Women’s Division 14 & under, Women’s Division, Sellers Park, Wellington Noon Lion’s Club and the Wellington Rotary Club. Entry Form (Sponsored by Strategic Financial Concepts Inc.).7:30 p.m. – WF Beer Garden- Corner of 7th and Washington, Drivers License ID required for admittance, open until 11:30 p.m.8 p.m. – Street Dance – Mark Bowling and Carter Green Opening for Little Texas9 p.m. – Little Texas Main Stage on Washington Ave. In front of Memorial Auditorium facing South. VIP Seats available $20 a ticket upgrade. (Sponsored by Bank of Commerce)FRIDAY, JULY 8, 20169 a.m. – Kansas Wheat Festival Baseball Tournament hosted by the Wellington Baseball League-Seller’s Park, 12 teams from all over Kansas competing in this 16-18 year old tournament.9:30 a.m. – Sidewalk Chalking- This is one time you are encouraged to draw on the sidewalks! Pre-registration is required.  Entry forms available at the Chamber.  (Sponsored by First United Methodist Church)11 a.m. – Future’s Unlimited Misting Station- Heritage Park. (Provided by Futures Unlimited).11:30 a.m. – Impact Bank Agriculture and Energy Lunch– Wellington High School. Meal done by 1:30 p.m. (Sponsored by Impact Bank).10 a.m.- 5 p.m. – Larry Steckline KWLS Ag and Home Show at the Kansas Wheat Festival-  Wellington High School (Sponsored by KWLS Radio and Sumner County Commissioners).1:30 p.m. – Perplexing Puzzle Contest- 500 North Plum, Pre-registration is required. (Limit of 10 teams), Entry forms available at the Chamber or online at www.wellingtonkschamber.com (Sponsored by Brookdale of Wellington).4 – 7 p.m. Wheat Capital Quilt Show – First United Methodist Church 202 W. Harvey Ave. (Sponsored by Wheat Capital Quilt Society).5 p.m. – Catholic Youth Organization Enchilada Dinner- Knights of Columbus Building, 201 E. Harvey. Dine in or Carry-Out.5 p.m.- 7 p.m. - Downtown Art Exhibit Open– 104 N Washington Ave (Sponsored by Wellington Community Arts Network).5 to 8 p.m. – Veteran’s Room Open for Tours Inside North Door of Memorial Auditorium. Come early before a street dance. Thursday, Friday and Saturday. (Sponsored by Memorial Auditorium Advisory Board).6 p.m. – Funcycles- Downtown Wellington, 7th Street in front of Police Station,$.6 p.m. – D&L Train Rides- Downtown Wellington. (Sponsored by Cooper Accounting, Sumner Communications, PFCU, Theurer Auction & Realty, Church of Christ).6 p.m. – Ottaway Carnival– $23.00 wristband special from 6 to 10 p.m.6 p.m. – Third Annual Donut Eating Contest- 100 block of South Washington, for ages 6 & older. Entry forms available at the Chamber, Daylight Donut Shop or online at www.wellingtonks.org. (Sponsored by Daylight Donut Shop).7 p.m. – Paper Airplane Contest– Memorial Auditorium, entry forms will be printed in the Notiflyer. (Sponsored by Kansas Gas Service).7 p.m. – Tot Trot Fun event for kids to race! Ages 5 – 12 (Sponsored by Wellington PTA).7 p.m. – CornerBank Ice Cream Social– Free, Corner Bank parking lot, 119 South Washington.7 p.m. – Wellington Regent Theater – Finding Dory $.7:30 p.m. –  WF Beer Garden- Corner of 7th and Washington, Drivers License ID required for admittance, open until 11:30 p.m.8:00 p.m. – Wheat Festival Parade – Theme: From Wheat To Wings. Downtown Wellington, Registration forms available at the Chamber or online at www.wellingtonkschamber.com. (Sponsored by GKN Aerospace)**Route turns West at Harvey and Washington Street**After Parade: Cow Patty Bingo (Fund Raiser for WHS FFA) – Located at Impact Bank Parking Lot.9 p.m. – Street Dance featuring – The Mudbugs- Main Stage on Washington St, in front of Memorial Auditorium facing South (Sponsored by BNSF Railway).SATURDAY, JULY 9, 20167 a.m. – VFW Rise & Shine Breakfast- 424 E. Harvey- $6.00 Adults, $4.00 Children under 10 years old.  All you can eat buffet.7:30 a.m. – SSB Wheat Run – 6:30 a.m. Registration 5K race (starts at 7:30am) 1 mile (starts at 8:30am), Security State Bank Parking Lot (101 N Washington Ave), registration forms at and the Chamber. (Presented by Security State Bank).9 a.m.- 3 p.m.- Larry Steckline KWLS Ag & Home Show at the Kansas Wheat Festival- Wellington High School (Inside and Outside). (Sponsored by KWLS Radio).8 a.m. — Future’s Unlimited Misting Station- Heritage Park. (Provided by Futures Unlimited).8 a.m. – 12 p.m. — Dog wash- Wellington Humane Society and Junior Humane Society is hosting a dog wash, located behind Panhandle Railroad Museum during the Wheat Festival Crafts/Fair and Car show includes bath, towel dry and nails. $ to benefit cause.8 a.m.- 3 p.m. – Arts & Crafts Show- Sellers Park. Food and concessions will be available in park.8 a.m.- 2 p.m. – 33rd Annual Wheat Festival Antique Rod & Classic Car Show– Sellers Park. (Presented by Koehn Motors and Wellington Auto & Machine).8 a.m.- 3 p.m. – Antique Tractor and Stationary Engine Display– Wellington High School parking lot.9 a.m. – Kansas Wheat Festival Baseball Tournament hosted by the Wellington Baseball League- Sellers Park, 12 teams from all over Kansas competing in this 16-18 year old tournament.9 a.m. – 40th Annual Slowpitch Softball Tournament- Rock Island Fields, Pre-registration is required, Information and registration forms available at the Chamber.9 a.m. – Dog Wash – Sellers Park (Presented by Wellington Humane Society Serving Sumner County).9 a.m.- 3 p.m. – Family Fun Day- Sellers Park. Activities for children, agricultural education, etc. (Sponsored by Triumph Accessory Services, Strickland Towing, KanOkla Networks).10 a.m.- 7 p.m. – Downtown Art Exhibit Open– 104 N Washington Ave (Sponsored by Wellington Community Arts Network).10:00 a.m. – Church Ignited Inflatables and Wellington’s Largest Slip and Slide for Kids-Sellers Park, Bring a swim suit or clothes that can get wet! FREE.10 a.m.-  D&L Train Rides– Downtown Wellington. (Sponsored by Cooper Accounting, Sumner Communications, PFCU, Theurer Auction & Realty, Church of Christ).10 a.m. –3 p.m. Wheat Capital Quilt Show – First United Methodist Church 202 W. Harvey Ave. (Sponsored by Wheat Capital Quilt Society).11:00 a.m. – Buffalo Burgers at the VFW– 424 E. Harvey, Come support this great Veteran organization by eating a healthy Buffalo Burger in air conditioned comfort! $ Cost.Noon – Kid’s Pedal Power Tractor Pull– Sellers Park, Registration at 11am, Pull starts at Noon. (Sponsored by KLEY-KWME, Eagle Exteriors, Automart).12:30 p.m. – The Boys of the Fort – County/Gospel Quartet. Wellington High School Commons Room. Played with Mel Tillis, TG Sheppard, Jimmy Fortune of the Sattler Brothers. (Sponsored by KWLS Radio).2 p.m. – Ping Pong Tournament Wellington Recreation Commission. Use South Entrance. (Sponsored by Sumner County Young Professionals).2 p.m. – Wellington Regent Theater – Finding Dory $3 p.m. – Gospel Sing – First Baptist Church. Refreshments provided after performance. Choir groups register in advance. 201 W. Lincoln Ave. Event goes till 5:30 p.m. (Hosted by Hillside Baptist Church and First Baptist Church).4 p.m. – Sumner County Farm Bureau – Candidate Forum Anyone running from public office is invited. Each candidate gets 5 minutes. Event is about 2 hours long. Raymond Frye 320 N Jefferson Ave; Wellington, Kansas 67152 (Sponsored by Sumner County Farm Bureau)5 – 8 p.m. – Veteran’s Room Open for Tours Inside North Door of Memorial Auditorium. Come early before a street dance. Thursday, Friday and Saturday. (Sponsored by Memorial Auditorium Advisory Board).6 p.m. – Ottaway Carnival– $23.00 wristband special from 6-10 p.m.6 p.m. – Funcycles- Downtown Wellington, 7th Street in front of Police Station,$.6 p.m.  – Esteemed Townsfolk Spelling Bee – Come out to the first ever spelling bee hosted in honor of the Wellington Public Library’s 100th birthday and watch famous local citizens compete to see who is the best speller in town! For a small donation of $5 you can choose a word and contestant to spell the word! (Wellington Public Library).7 p.m. – Food Bank – Gun Raffle Auctioneering by Theurer Auction & Realty. All proceeds go to the Wellington Food Bank.7 p.m. – Cruising Down Main street, Anyone is welcome to cruise in your vehicle from Washington & 3rd Street. Benefit Cruise. There will be a $5 donation fee used for the 50/50 raffle. Half will benefit the Bryce Day Memorial Foundation. Goes till 9 p.m.7 p.m. – Wellington Regent Theater – Finding Dory $9 p.m. – Street Dance: Across the Pond – Main Stage on Washington St, in front of Memorial Auditorium facing South, Bring your lawn chairs and enjoy. Must wear Official Festival Button (Sponsored by Impact Bank)SUNDAY, JULY 10, 20167:30 a.m. – Knights of Columbus Breakfast- 201 East Harvey. $9 a.m. – Kansas Wheat Festival Baseball Tournament hosted by the Wellington Baseball League- Seller’s Park, 12 teams from all over Kansas competing in this 16-18 year old tournament.9 a.m. – Co-Ed Sand Volleyball Tournament- McKinley Park. (Sponsored by Security First Title)10 a.m. – 40th Annual Softball Tournament (If there are enough teams to keep playing)– Rock Island fields.1 p.m.- 4 p.m. Downtown Art Exhibit Open– 104 N Washington Ave (Sponsored by Wellington Community Arts Network).2 p.m.  – Wellington Regent Theater – Finding Dory $5 p.m.- 7 p.m. Kansas Wheat Festival Free Family Swim– Wellington Family Aquatic Center, 1101 W. Harvey.7 p.m. – Wellington Regent Theater – Finding Dory $Follow us on Facebook.Follow us on Twitter. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comment (1) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? 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Sarri slams Chelsea’s complacency in defeat at Wolves

first_imgYet Sarri refused to discuss the penalty appeal and insisted his decision to make five changes also wasn’t the cause of his side’s defeat.“In the first 10 minutes of the second-half we could have scored four or five goals. We had four goal opportunities but I don’t want to discuss those or the referee,” he added.“I don’t think it depended on the changes, it depended on the mentality of the team. I saw a team without a reaction. You can lose a match but not without a reaction.”Chelsea are now 10 points off City at the top of the table, but of more immediate concern are now only in the top four above Arsenal thanks to their superior goal difference.“Manchester City are in another category, said Sarri. “We have to play and fight for the top four. It is a very difficult result for the top four.“For me, City at this moment are the best team in Europe or maybe the best in the world.”Chelsea took an 18th-minute lead when Loftus-Cheek cut in from the left and hit a curling shot that struck the head of the unlucky Conor Coady to wrongfoot goalkeeper Rui Patricio and creep inside the near post. Wolverhampton, United Kingdom | AFP | Maurizio Sarri accused his Chelsea players of over-confidence after throwing away a lead to lose 2-1 at Wolverhampton Wanderers on Wednesday.Chelsea looked to be on course for victory thanks to Ruben Loftus-Cheek’s early opener as the visitors dominated the first-half, but two goals in four second-half minutes saw Wolves secure their first win in seven games and inflict just Sarri’s second defeat since taking charge in the summer.Next up Chelsea face the daunting task of halting Manchester City at Stamford Bridge on Saturday and Sarri suggested a jolt to their confidence could be a blessing, but declared himself “worried” by the manner of their defeat at Molineux.“After this match we are less confident but maybe it’s better because sometimes my players show me that they have too much confidence,” said the Italian.“We played well for 55 minutes. After the goal for 1-1, which was an accident because we were in full control of the match, we were suddenly another team without the right distances and without our football.“I don’t know why. I am really very worried, not for the result but the fact that after the first goal we conceded we did not react very well. I am really very worried for this, not for the result.”Chelsea missed several chances to extend their lead and were denied a possible penalty early in the second half when Alvaro Morata tangled with Wolves defender Willy Boly. Share on: WhatsApp Pages: 1 2center_img However, on his first Premier League start, 18-year-old Morgan Gibbs-White lead the fightback as he fed Raul Jimenez, who drilled a low shot under goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga.Moments later Molineux erupted when Matt Doherty crossed and Diogo Jota side-footed home for the winner.“He is one of the best generations of English players for a long time,” claimed Wolves boss Nuno Espirito Santo of his midfield starlet.“He is a reality of the fantastic job that national teams are doing, so well done to them.”Maurizio Sarri accused his Chelsea players of over-confidence after throwing away a lead to lose 2-1 at Wolverhampton Wanderers on Wednesday.Chelsea looked to be on course for victory thanks to Ruben Loftus-Cheek’s early opener as the visitors dominated the first-half, but two goals in four second-half minutes saw Wolves secure their first win in seven games and inflict just Sarri’s second defeat since taking charge in the summer.Next up Chelsea face the daunting task of halting Manchester City at Stamford Bridge on Saturday and Sarri suggested a jolt to their confidence could be a blessing, but declared himself “worried” by the manner of their defeat at Molineux.“After this match we are less confident but maybe it’s better because sometimes my players show me that they have too much confidence,” said the Italian.last_img read more

Bulldogs players say change to Pay was needed

first_imgAnd it seems quite a few Bulldogs players share that sentiment.”Contrary to popular opinion, I didn’t come here just because of Des. I was disappointed for him the way things turned out,” Foran told NRL.com, referring to Hasler being shown the door in September. The premiership-winning coach has since launched a legal challenge over the way the split took place.”But I’ve been really enjoying my time under Dean. It’s been great to be coached by him.”He’s a different style to Des as every coach has their own way. But I am enjoying Dean’s spin on things.”The boys have really bought into the culture and the type of footy he wants to be played here.”Foran isn’t the only one enjoying the changing of the guard at Belmore.”There’s quite a bit of difference. Des was a lot about his videos whereas Dean doesn’t really get into much video,” said back-rower Greg Eastwood.”He’d rather show us on the field and I kind of prefer that. I don’t like sitting and watching too much video, I’d rather be out there putting into practice those things so I know what he wants me to do.”Veteran centre Josh Morris, who like Eastwood was present for the Hasler reign from 2012-2017, can also see some stark changes.”They are completely different. Dean is a bit more laidback in the way he goes about his business than Des,” Morris said.”But there’s been a lot more emphasis on skill during the pre-season. I feel like I’ve definitely got a lot more skilful.”Maybe we haven’t really showed it much so far but hopefully the skills and drills sessions we had will show throughout the year, and we create more opportunities on the back of that.”At the quarter-season mark, the Bulldogs are 2-4. The 27-10 win over North Queensland on Saturday was the most points Pay’s men have scored over 80 minutes.Skipper Josh Jackson said the “new feel” began when Pay had large banners erected on the western fence celebrating each premiership and grand final the Bulldogs have played.”It’s great to see what players have done before us. It is a real responsibility of us to make sure we uphold the value of the jersey,” Jackson said. “We are custodians of that jersey now. We want the next generation of players to be proud of us too.”I can’t pinpoint one or two things that are different because it’s quite a number of things. It’s not that I didn’t enjoy it last year, or the players didn’t. It’s just that is very different and we needed a breath of fresh air.”last_img read more

Dawes fiver lifts Kensington in JCA 50-over competition

first_imgA five-wicket haul from national fast bowler, Jason Dawes, guided Kensington Cricket Club to an impressive seven-wicket win over Melbourne in their feature Jamaica Cricket Association 50-over Zone D clash at Kensington Park at the weekend.Dawes, a former West Indies Under-19 standout, claimed five for 18 to help bowl out the fancied Melbourne for a paltry 96 inside 23.5 overs. He was supported by stand-in captain Ryan Francis, who took two for 20 off five overs with his part-time left-arm spin.Dawes’ wickets included three Jamaica representatives, batsman Andre McCarthy, captain Nikita Miller and leg-spinner Damion Jacobs, who made 18, 10 and one, respectively.Kensington, in their reply, raced to their target at 97 for the loss of three wickets in the 24th over, with national batsman Cassius Burton top-scoring with an unbeaten 37.It was Kensington’s win first from two matches, after going down to neighbours Lucas by eight wickets in their first encounter.”It’s a great feeling to know that we were able to bounce back against one of the top clubs in the country,” said Francis.important toss”The toss was important to us and ideally we won it and worked with the game plan we had in our team meeting, and it worked.”We are now looking forward to our next game and looking to repeat a similar performance,” he said.Elsewhere in the zone, Kingston defeated Lucas by 179 runs at Sabina Park to lead the standings.Kingston, who were recording their second win in as many matches, posted 256 for nine in 47 overs. In-form captain Brandon King, who scored 80 in Jamaica Scorpions’ first four-day trial match last week, top-scored for the Tigers with 83.Wicketkeeper Allan Roper, with an unbeaten 53, rcorded the second highest score against pacer Rushane Bird, four for 46 and teenager Raewin Senior, three for 42.Former national youth all-rounder, Garth Garvey, then bagged an immaculate eight for 12 off six overs in helping to bundle out Kensingston for 77 inside 23 overs.last_img read more

Teen crushed to death after jubilee rehearsals

first_imgrehearsals for the flag raising ceremony for Guyana’s 50th independence anniversary ended tragically after a young pannist attached to the Pan Wave Steel Orchestra was crushed to death by the wheels of a moving truckDead: 14-year-old Kevin Scipiofrom which he jumped on Tuesday evening.The dead lad was identified as Richard Ishmael Secondary School student, Kevin Scipio, 14, of Lot 6 Railway Embankment, Kitty, Georgetown.According to reports, while the truck transporting the Pan Wave Band equipment was reversing into the North Ruimveldt Multilateral School Compound on Mandela Avenue, Scipio jumped off the vehicle and tripped and fell under the truck. He was crushed by the rear wheels of the lorry.The teenager was picked up and rushed to the Georgetown Public Hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival. The driver of the truck is in Police custody assisting with investigations.When Guyana Times arrived at the home of the boy, relatives were gathering in the home consoling each other trying to come to grips with the loss of the young man.Scipio’s distraught mother, Alieka Davis, related that this was her only child and at about 22:00h, she was called and told the tragic news.The Ministry of the Presidency has extended condolences to the relatives of the teenager, stating that it was with deep regret that President David Granger and the Government learned of the tragic passing of Scipio.Meanwhile, Minister within the Education Ministry with responsibilities for culture, youth and sport, Nicolette Henry visited the dead teen’s relatives and offered her personal condolences and that of her Ministry.Additionally, the Richard Ishmael Secondary school’s flag was flown at half mast in respect of the young man’s passing.last_img read more

CDC, GBTI appeal to public to donate for The Bahamas

first_img– following devastating effects of Hurricane DorianIn light of the devastating effects that Hurricane Dorian left in The Bahamas after taking the lives of scores of persons and destroying numerous homes there, the Guyana Civil Defence Commission (CDC) in collaboration with Guyana Bank for Trade and Industry (GBTI) is appealing to the public to assist in donating funds to aid citizens of that country.Persons desirous of contributing financial donations are asked to make those contributions to an account set up at GBTI under the account name: GBTI Hurricane Relief Fund-Bahamas with the account number 011802963011.Even as the Government and people of The Bahamas are left to pick up the pieces following Hurricane Dorian’s arrival and departure, another storm is expected to hit that island soon.Tropical Depression Nine formed near The Bahamas on Friday and is forecast to become a tropical storm today, the National Hurricane Center said.As such, The Bahamas Government has issued a tropical storm warning for its northwestern islands — which is the same area decimated by Hurricane Dorian earlier this month.The storm was about 240 miles east-southeast of Freeport, Grand Bahama Island, and about 140 miles east-southeast of Great Abaco Island, the hurricane center said. Tropical Depression Nine has maximum sustained winds of 30 mph and is moving northwest at 8 mph.last_img read more